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Hey guys(and gals!),

I absolutely love the look of my bike, from the moment I saw it in a magazine in 2015 I knew it was the bike to have. That doesn't mean, however, that I wouldn't change anything. The naked look leaves the bike a little, well, naked, in terms of crash protection. Along with the awful blinkers, here's a list of things I'd like to add or change in three phases. For your CC:

Phase 1: Protection I don't want to damage my bike right away, and as a relatively new rider, I think it's a good idea to bolt some sh*t on to protect it

Stator/Water Pump protection
I Really like the look of the Yoshimura kit, but the reviews don't hold up as well for them. The Woodcraft ones look okay but they really seem to be the best option, and for cheaper. I may get them powdercoated to match the CP2 engine cover.

Frame Protection
Not sure which I prefer, but I do know I hate the look of broomhandles or triangular pucks on my bike, so a cage seemed the way to go.

Axle Protection
Gilles Tooling does all of yamaha's official billet accessories for the XSR 700, and their axle sliders seem to match well, for a price. The Evotechs are cheapest, and look it. Some have recommended to me to go with the Woodcraft because of ease of service.

Phase 2 : Functional Those blinkers are just really bad on the NA bikes aren't they?

Indicators
ATM I'm leaning towards the Rizoma iride. They're big, classic, LED, and can be run as running/brake lights. What I can't seem to find is whether the XSR 700 is wired for running lights or side mounted brake lights.

Stand
really the only center stand I've found. I'd like a center stand for maintenance and I don't have anywhere to store a bunch of paddocks or lifts.

Phase 3: Aesthetics I'm tryna look good y'all.

I'd really like some bar-end turn signals for extra visibility without marring the look of the bike, but the Motogadget is just crazy expensive. No one likes the exhaust, and I think the early version SC-Project exhaust looks absolutely perfect, but I've heard that it may destroy my engine and is too loud. The EU4 version may fix this, not sure, but then I'm left again with a big tank underneath, and for $400 more at that.


So that's my shopping list, let me know if you have any advice, reviews, warnings, or criticism let me know. Also if anyone knows where to get the best prices that would be much appreciated.
 

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Phase 1: Protection I don't want to damage my bike right away, and as a relatively new rider, I think it's a good idea to bolt some sh*t on to protect it

Stator/Water Pump protection
Frame Protection
Axle Protection

Blimey, Major Tom.....what are you intending to do with your bike? I hope you've included a good helmet, knee protectors, shoulder + elbow pads, back protector (and maybe an inflatable jacket for good measure!).

But, enjoy your new toy and stay safe!
 

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Phase 1: Protection I don't want to damage my bike right away, and as a relatively new rider, I think it's a good idea to bolt some sh*t on to protect it

Stator/Water Pump protection
Frame Protection
Axle Protection
Blimey, Major Tom.....what are you intending to do with your bike? I hope you've included a good helmet, knee protectors, shoulder + elbow pads, back protector (and maybe an inflatable jacket for good measure!).

But, enjoy your new toy and stay safe!
Lol, thanks Tigerjohn,I do wear EN level 2 gear (though i'm due for a new jacket[maybe Icon1000?]), but I didn't get my helmet in order to put it to use!:wink2: Unfortunately tax payers in colorado would rather save a buck on roads than have a smooth ride. These are just in case measures. I've already slid on patch of gravel in a hairpin turn. I prepared/recovered in time, but as a newish rider I'm worried for the time I don't see it first. Fortune favours the prepared as they say
 

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I've got the Hepco & Becker frame protector and I'm pretty happy with it. Solid, good finish, easy to mount.

For integrated running/stop/turn lights you will need to rewire. I did that and got rid of the standard rear light in the process.

There are knock offs of the motogadget blaze discs from china @ a fraction of the price. I have them and they never gave me any problem, after all not much than can go wrong with a piece of wire and an LED. Ditto for the axle protectors. I'm sure that standing side by side there will be differences but not enough to justify the difference in price IMO. Links are on my picture thread: https://www.xsr700forums.com/forum/218-yamaha-xsr700-pictures/5290-list-my-mods-pictures-6.html
 

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I've got the Hepco & Becker frame protector and I'm pretty happy with it. Solid, good finish, easy to mount.

For integrated running/stop/turn lights you will need to rewire. I did that and got rid of the standard rear light in the process.

There are knock offs of the motogadget blaze discs from china @ a fraction of the price. I have them and they never gave me any problem, after all not much than can go wrong with a piece of wire and an LED. Ditto for the axle protectors. I'm sure that standing side by side there will be differences but not enough to justify the difference in price IMO. Links are on my picture thread: https://www.xsr700forums.com/forum/218-yamaha-xsr700-pictures/5290-list-my-mods-pictures-6.html
Thanks for the advice! Up front the blinkers are default on and act as running lights, does that not imply a 3-wire? Also the connector seems to have three contacts
 
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